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Furry Scurry raises more than $940,000

Thousands of two- and four-legged friends took part in the largest single dog walk in the country at Denver’s Washington Park on Saturday, May 7, raising more than $940,000 (and counting) for programs and services to help homeless pets at the Dumb Friends League. Fundraising for the Furry Scurry continues through June 7, and donations can be made at

The Furry Scurry drew a crowd of approximately 10,000 people and 5,000 dogs to Washington Park on Saturday to celebrate the human-animal bond and support homeless pets in our community. In addition to the walk, pet lovers had the opportunity to watch and participate in dog contests and demos, meet adoptable pets and shop for pet-friendly goods and services at the Flealess Market.

“This community is the cornerstone of our work to change the lives of homeless pets,” said Bob Rohde, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League. “We’re able to open our doors to any animal in need and provide exceptional care to homeless pets because of support from our donors, adopters, partners and sponsors. Only together can we achieve our goal of ending pet homelessness and animal suffering.”

The Dumb Friends League takes in an average of 56 homeless pets every day—more than 20,000 last year. In addition to finding homes for pets and horses, the League offers many other programs, including foster care, humane education, behavior training, animal welfare investigations, equine services, lost and found, and spay and neuter services for cats and dogs in underserved areas of metro Denver at reduced fees, subsidized by Dumb Friends League donors.

The 2016 Furry Scurry was presented by Hill’s Science Diet®, HomeAgain, Amica Insurance, Subaru, Heartgard Plus and Frontline Plus.

Pet lovers can still help homeless pets and earn fundraising incentives by making a donation through June 7 to the Furry Scurry. For more information, visit or call (303) 751-5772.

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